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Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off
Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. ‚ÄúThe risk to life is rising with the angry waters,‚ÄĚ Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm‚Äôs death toll climbed to 16.
The storm continued to crawl westward, dumping more than 30 inches of rain in spots since Friday, and fears of historic flooding grew. Tens of thousands were ordered evacuated from communities along the state‚Äôs steadily rising rivers ‚ÄĒ with the Cape Fear, Little River, Lumber, Waccamaw and Pee Dee rivers all projected to burst their banks.
In Wilmington , with roads leading in and out of the city underwater and streams still swelling upward, residents waited for hours outside stores and restaurants for basic necessities like water. Police guarded the door of one store, and only 10 people...
The people of Noah's day did not turn from their evil to the Lord because they were not granted the gift of faith through grace. What is remarkable to me is that anyone was saved at all. Why bother? Instead, He saved Noah and His family, then the Father later sent His only begotten Son to redeem a remnant of the peoples.
Perhaps the Lord will have mercy and save more people. Let us not give up hope. He saved us who were just as lost, therefore He is capable of saving others.